Sarah Colt

Producer/Director/Writer

Sarah Colt is an independent documentary filmmaker who has been working in public television for nearly two decades.  Most recently, she directed and produced Walt Disney, a four-hour biography, which will air in September 2015 on PBS’s national history series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Prior to Walt Disney, she wrote, directed, and produced Henry Ford for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and A Nation Reborn and A New Light for FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s special series God in America. In 2009 two of her films aired on PBS: The Polio Crusade, a one-hour program about the development of the polio vaccine for PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and Geronimo, also aired in 2009 as part of PBS’s special series on Native American history, We Shall Remain.

Before starting her own company, Colt worked for David Grubin Productions, where she produced the highly acclaimed biography RFK, and earned an Emmy Award for Outstanding Science, Nature, and Technology for co-producing The Secret Life of the Brain, a five-part series. Some of her other producing credits include Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm, Making Schools Work with Hedrick Smith, and Young Doctor Freud.  In 2004 Colt was awarded an International Reporting Project Journalism Fellowship and traveled to Namibia to report on the racial imbalance of land ownership in Southern Africa.

Colt attended Harvard University where she began her documentary career as a still photographer and earned several prizes for her work, including a Radcliffe Traveling Fellowship that sent her to Zimbabwe for a year.

Helen Ryan Dobrowski

Producer

Helen Ryan Dobrowski has worked with Sarah Colt for over seven years, most recently co-producing Walt Disney (airing September 2015) and Henry Ford. Her previous projects with Sarah Colt Productions include episodes three and four of God in America and The Polio Crusade. She has been involved in the research, fundraising, and production of the Co-op City project since its inception, and has also worked as a freelancer specializing in archival and content research and interview shoot planning and production for Boston-area producers. Dobrowski came to Sarah Colt Productions from Boston College, her alma mater, where she worked in University Advancement Marketing and Communications. In 2005, Helen was awarded the Costa-Gavras Social Justice Award for her work with Film Studies chair and professor John Michalcyzk on a segment of his series on disabilities titled I’m In Here.

Annie Wong

Producer

Annie Wong is New York City-based Emmy-award winning director and producer of documentary films.

Her career started at WGBH-TV, the PBS flagship in Boston, first with NOVA and the series Health Quarterly. In addition to PBS, her work has been shown on National Geographic TV, the Discovery Channel, History Channel, A&E and the Sundance Channel. The subject matter of her work is just as diverse – covering science, history, criminal justice and investigative journalism. From producing for the Academy Award-winning French documentary team Denis Poncet and Jean Xavier DeLestrade on Sin City Law, an 8-part cinema verité series, to directing the educational PBS/Annenberg series Invitation to World Literature which featured artists and writers such as Phillip Glass and Arundhati Roy, to developing and directing the 13-part historical series American Revolution for History Channel, and most recently producing on PBS FRONTLINE’S Being Mortal, focusing on the work of surgeon and writer Dr. Atul Gawande, Annie has enjoyed a career which has encompassed the many styles and genres of documentary filmmaking.

She won an Emmy in 2002 for the PBS series, The Secret Life of the Brain, as well as the Independent Documentary Association award for Best Series with Sin City Law. 

Jon Neuburger

SENIOR EDITOR

Jon Neuburger has been editing documentaries in the Boston area for the past twenty years. His collaborations on numerous award-winning documentaries for PBS include the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, NOVA, and FRONTLINE series, as well as experience with many independent productions, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel.

His most recent projects include JFK, a four-hour biography of the late President for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE; Episode 4 of the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Latino Americans: The New Americans produced by WETA, which focused on the Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican migrations to the U.S.; and The Ghost Army, a documentary film about the secret deception unit of the U.S. Army during WWII, produced by Rick Beyer and honored with the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle award.

Neuburger previously lived in NYC and worked on feature films as an assistant/associate editor for Woody Allen and Wim Wenders, among others.

Mark Dugas

EDITOR

Mark Dugas is an award-winning editor working in the Boston area. Prior to his freelancing career, which began in 2013, Dugas was on staff at PBS’s documentary series FRONTLINE, where he worked on a number of Emmy Award-winning films. In 2011, he was a collaborating editor for the FRONTLINE episode Behind Taliban Lines, which was honored with a Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, one of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism. Dugas has previously worked with the Kirk Documentary Group, BlueSpark Collaborative, Vital Pictures, ABC News, and GlobalPost, among others.

Matt Gavin

Associate Producer

Matt Gavin joined Sarah Colt Productions as the associate producer on Walt Disney. He began his documentary career as an intern with The Film Posse, a Boston-based production company, where he went on to work as a production assistant on The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time for NOVA, and as an associate producer on Silicon Valley for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. He previously spent some time in Los Angeles, where he worked in the vault at Arcade Edit, a post production house specializing in commercials and music videos. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Sociology.

Afton Ojuri

Stills Researcher

Afton Ojuri has worked in documentary film production for four years. She joined Sarah Colt Productions in 2011 as an intern to work on The Amish, her first documentary film, and then worked as a production assistant on Henry Ford. Since then she has worked as a freelancer for Boston-area production companies, providing archival research as well as grant research and writing. In 2013 she received her Master’s degree in Gender and Culture Studies from Simmons College. She is currently performing archival stills research for the Walt Disney project.

Helen K.C. Yung

Accountant

Helen Yung, an independent production accountant, brings to the team over 15 years of production experience.  She has worked on all aspects of budget creation, monitoring, tracking, final project cost reconciliation and analysis, and the application of MA Film Tax Credits for various made-for-television and cable programming produced for WGBH, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The History Channel, A&E and various independent productions with funding from NEH, ITVS, LPB and PBS.

Gaby Fiorenza

Office Production Assistant

Gaby Fiorenza joined Sarah Colt Productions in 2012 as an intern working on the Co-op City project and the archival database for Henry Ford. Previously, she worked as the PR Assistant for the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter. She also interned at Boston Children’s Hospital completing an educational film project for the Boston Center for Endometriosis. She graduated from Simmons College in 2013 majoring in English with Communications and Fine Art Minors. Fiorenza joins the production team as the office PA on Walt Disney.